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Sign up Sunday for NFL Flag Football youth league


Sign up Sunday for NFL Flag Football

Registration for the NFL Flag Football youth league will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex and from 1 to 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Hudson.

This summer league, which begins June 12 at both locations, is offered through Pasco Youth Sports. It is open to youth ages 5 to 17.

The season includes six games and playoffs. The cost is $119 per player, which includes an NFL reversible, team jersey and an NFL flag belt, as well as a team photo and awards.

The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex is at 3032 Collier Parkway. Veterans Memorial Park is at 14333 Hicks Road.

Registration can also done online at Call Bobby Fox at (813) 508-1807.


Environmental health office hours changing

The Hernando County Health Department's environmental health office service hours will change, effective June 6.

Hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to noon and from 12:30 to 4 p.m. weekdays. The change will not affect other Health Department service hours.

The office is at the Health Department annex site, 15470 Flight Path Drive, south of Brooksville, in the Airport Industrial Park. Call (352) 540-6800, ext. 82139.


Click It or Ticket seat belt rule enforced

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office has joined local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates for the 2011 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization, which continues through June 5.

During the mobilization, officers will crack down on motorists who fail to wear their seat belts. Local motorists should expect to get a ticket — no warnings — if they are unbuckled at any time while on the roadways.

The purpose of the mobilization is to increase the use of seat belts. According to the Sheriff's Office, in 2009 alone seat belts saved 12,713 lives nationwide.

Call the Sheriff's Office at (352) 754-6830.


Crescent Clinic needs physician volunteers

Crescent Community Clinic needs physician volunteers to help with the care of residents unable to afford health care. There is a particular need for primary care practitioners, as well as specialists, including gastroenterologists.

The clinic is relocating to its new office at 5244 Commercial Way. It will open for service at 8:30 a.m. June 11, offering primary health care and basic dental services for uninsured adults ages 18 to 64 who meet federal poverty guidelines.

The clinic will be open the first three Saturdays of each month to provide free assessments, diagnostic evaluations and referrals to specialists.

The clinic is a nonprofit and all-volunteer. Visit the website at or contact or


Association offers $1,000 scholarship

The Ridge Manor Property Owners Association is accepting applications for its 2011 scholarship award program.

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior going to college. The scholarship will be made payable in two installments.

Qualifications include proof of a minimum grade-point average of 2.0, proof of participation and achievements in extracurricular activities and letters of recommendation from two faculty members. Also, proof of application to a college, university or vo-tech school must be provided prior to receipt of scholarship monies, and the person must be a graduating senior from an accredited public or private high school. All applicants must be residents of the Ridge Manor area, as defined in the association's constitution and bylaws. Special consideration will be given to families that are active association members.

The deadline to submit applications is June 21. For an application, contact Gayle Twomey at (352) 232-5188.


Class teaches women firearms safety

The Hernando Sportsman's Club will offer a "Ladies Only" Firearms Safety Orientation Class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 26 at the club range, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee.

The class will teach the basics of firearms safety around the home and pistol shooting. Completion provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit. The class includes practice time on the range. The cost is $50. To register, call (352) 597-9931.

Sign up Sunday for NFL Flag Football youth league 05/27/11 [Last modified: Friday, May 27, 2011 5:27pm]
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